Charter, TiVo Team Up25 Jan, 2011 By: Chris Tribbey
Broadband provider Charter Communications has inked a multi-year deal with TiVo that will bring TiVo’s user interface to Charter customers later this year.
Pointing to a rapidly increasing number of Internet-connected devices in homes, Charter plans to use TiVo’s technology for the delivery of high-def video, third-party applications and VOD, as well as for better content search capabilities.
“We’re integrating formerly disparate worlds of traditional television and online content, and making it simple for customers to quickly find the content they’re looking for, as well as greatly expand their entertainment choices,” said Charter president and CEO Mike Lovett. “With our superior IP infrastructure, we're leading the way with TiVo to create a user-friendly entertainment experience that leverages an open standards platform to enable IP content and bring a whole new world of applications to the television.”
Along with TiVo’s technology that controls live TV, Charter customers also will have access to an iPad application to control their content with TiVoToGo, which can move content between the TV and other devices.
“While numerous consumer electronic players point to so-called connected experiences on various platforms, our relationship with Charter underscores our mutual recognition of the importance of a fully integrated user experience in building a video platform that truly unifies all available content in a world of rapidly expanding choices for the consumer,” said TiVo president and CEO Tom Rogers.